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Historical Events For July - 23

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

1959  On July - 23 vP Richard Nixon begins visit on USSR  

1960  On July - 23 15th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls  

1961  On this day in history betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open  

1961  On this day in history esther Dale, actress (Birdie-Ma & Pa Kettle), dies after surgery at 75  

1964  Egyptian munition ship "Star of Alexandria" explodes at dockside in Bone, Algeria. 100 die, 160 injured, $20 million damage on this day in history.  

1964  Jan PML de Vries, Dutch germanist/folklorist, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1965  Beatles "Help" is released in the UK on this day in history.  

1966  On this day in history cavern Club in Liverpool reopens  

1966  On this day in history napoleon XIV releases "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!"  

1966  On July - 23 donald Novis, singer/actor (Pajama Game), dies at 60  

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1967  43 killed in racial rebellion in Detroit (2,000 injured, 442 fires) on this day in history.  

1967  Pirate Radio Swinging Scotland closes down for financial reasons on this day in history.  

1967  On July - 23 race riots claiming 43 erupts in Detroit  

1968  On July - 23 fred Blasie wins 5th wrestling world championship belt  

1968  PLO's first hijacking of an El Al plane on this day in history.  

1968  On July - 23 race riot in Cleveland, 11 including 3 cops killed  

1968  Don Lillis, NFL president (NY Jets) on July - 23.  

1969  On July - 23 deli Floyd, writer, dies  

1971  Van Heflin, actor (Great Adventure), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

1972  On this day in history eddy Merckx (Belgium) wins his 4th consecutive Tour de France  

1972  The first Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS) is launched on July - 23.  

1973  On this day in history ozark AL plane knocked out of the air by lightning, St Louis-36 die  

1973  Eddie Rickenbacker, WW I fighter pilot, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

1974  Greek military dictatorship collapses on July - 23.  

1974  Mary Forbes, actress (Nun-Les Miserables, Ivy), dies at 90 on July - 23.  

1976  On this day in history wings release "Let 'em In"  

1976  On this day in history wilhelmina Von Bremen, 4X100 relay sprinter (Oly-gold-32), dies at 64  

1977  On this day in history washington jury convicts 12 Hanafi Moslems on hostage charges  

1977  René de Vos, Dutch actor/composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven), dies at 79 on July - 23.  

1978  Israeli cabinet rejects Sadat's call for return of 2 Sinai areas on July - 23.  

1979  On this day in history e Bowell discovers asteroid #2736 Ops  

1979  Keith Godchaux, rocker (Grateful Dead), dies in a car accident at 31 on July - 23.  

1980  On this day in history billy Carter admits to being paid by Libya  

1980  River of No Return Wilderness Area designated by Jimmy Carter on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In July - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0645  Yazid I, Sixth caliph of Islam (d. 683) was born on this day in history.  

1301  Duke Otto of Austria (d. 1339) was born on this day in history.  

1339  Louis I, Duke of Anjou/King of Naples (Battle at Poitiers) was born on July - 23.  

1401  Francesco Sfoza, soldier was born on this day in history.  

1503  Anna Jagello, Queen of the Romans (d. 1547) was born on this day in history.  

1659  Antonius Schultingh, [Schultingius], Dutch lawyer was born on this day in history.  

1705  On July - 23 birth of francis Blomefield, English topographer (d. 1752)  

1734  On July - 23 birth of antonio Maria Gasparo Sacchini, opera composer [or Jun 14 1730]  

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Famous Deaths In July - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0945  Richarius, bishop of Luik (922-45), dies on July - 23.  

1227  On July - 23 death of qiu Chuji, Chinese Taoist (b. 1148)  

1373  On July - 23 birgitta van Sweden, Swedish saint, dies  

1403  On July - 23 death of henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], killed in battle at 39  

1531  Death of Louis de Brézé, seigneur d'Anet, Marshal of Normandy and husband of Diane de Poitiers on this day in history.  

1568  Don Carlos, son of Spanish king Philip II, dies at about 23 on this day in history.  

1581  On July - 23 georges Lalaing, viceroy of Friesland, dies  

1584  Death of John Day, English printer (b. 1522) on July - 23.  

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